The V-Strom Picture Thread

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by Jamie, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. ShooterDave

    ShooterDave Adventurer

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    The Pelican case on top is only for the camera and its gear. I assured my girl that the camera would be more than safe. I also have a nice looking 46L top case, but its in too good of condition to mess with. This is the smaller top case thats a bit beat up on the outside, but not the inside. So I took and bolted the Pelican case to the top of the top case, since there isn't any other practical place for it. It also serves the purpose of a better back rest. Since this top case is shorter than the bigger one, it hits my girls back at a rather low spot. After doing 900 miles so informed me.... "you mounted this Pelican case in the right spot." Since its some what further back, it acts as a sort of lazy boy recliner for her. It would have been way too uncomfortable if it was mounted flush. Yes it adds about 25 lbs to the top, but after putting another person back there I really don't notice it.
  2. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    Does anyone have some pics without luggage? I'd like to see what some do with this bike closer to offroad use.
  3. ShooterDave

    ShooterDave Adventurer

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    Yes.... There are 488 pages in this thread with plenty of pics with no luggage. Believe me, I've gone thru every page.
  4. Voluhzia

    Voluhzia iExplorer

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  5. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    Yes.

    I have gone through a lot of pages, not many recent naked pics. Nice orange one on 11/10 but since then almost all luggage. I would like to aquire a Wee, but would be making it as light as possible and doing lots of two-track. Aggressive tires and skid plate and crash bars.:1drink

    I guess I would like it to be a dirtbike that is great on the street. I did a 1500 mile road trip on my DR650 and would not like to do it again, so a real street bike that can do mild dirt riding might be the answer.
  6. southern cross

    southern cross WARDY

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    ARAMID is another name for Kevlar which is used in several brands of super expensive jeans as well as some bullet proof vests. It has hundreds of uses and it's extremely strong in tensile use. It would therefore work well in tires as it would keep the tire in shape and therefore help to keep temperature in check (says me the armchair professor). I've heard good reports on the E705's. Were your 705's prefixed with " E "? I run Anakee 2 and am most satisfied with grip and milage.

    You are very lucky with cheap tires in the US. Here in OZ most brand of rears cost on average AU$190-250, some are a little more. I have seen TKC90's once at $309 for rear only!!!
  7. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    WOW,$300 for a rear tire !!
    I can outfit my sidecar rig and my vstrom for that much!.


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  8. ishmac

    ishmac Been here awhile

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    Photo shot a few months back, St. Fillins, Perthshire, Scotland.

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  9. ishmac

    ishmac Been here awhile

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  10. ishmac

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  11. helipilot650l

    helipilot650l Sweet!!!!!!

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    Ok guys I pulled the secondary butterflies out of my 06 Vee. Took it out for few mile ride. Wow. Much smoother throttle, better rev. Pulls all the way to redline smoothly. I am going to get a dyson run and tune to make sure it's not too lean. I have the airbox snorkel pulled, two brothers exhaust and powercommander 3 USB. Front wheel comes up just under throttle. But it's much smoother just riding around town. Once I get the Dino tune it should get mpg and a lot more power. So far I really like it. Stay tuned!!!!,,:evil
  12. chanster

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  13. fsiul17

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  14. valongbeard

    valongbeard mild mannered

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    Rusty - have you checked out the off road vstrom thread? May be what you're looking for. I had my Wee back to the mountain yesterday. Roads too rough for passenger cars, but not bad enough for 4wd; couple stream crossings. With a set of Anakees or Shinkos the Wee does well enought for anything in my area. My skills are much more limiting than the bike.
  15. MKorn

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    Congoratz!!
    Looks like you chose a nice one!!
  16. rbsride365

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    Nice bike! Enjoy it. I remember the feeling! (I can see it in your eyes!!) :D
  17. macrae85

    macrae85 Been here awhile

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    Suzuki V-Strom........one of the most hidious looking bikes ever to make it to market.
    Found one with a little potential though........once he gets that rear wheel changed to
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  18. dhillr

    dhillr Long timer

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    Been contemplating spokes. More ground clearance would be a huge improvement overall for my type of riding.
  19. PiJiL

    PiJiL Been here awhile

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    up at craigs hut, victoria Australia:1drink